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New remote management platform for switchgear assemblies launched

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Power management company Eaton has introduced a new remote management platform for low- and medium-voltage switchgear assemblies. The Power Xpert Dashboard helps enhance personnel safety by enabling operators to aggregate and analyse device data from outside the arc flash boundary, and decreases the risk of downtime through real-time visual intelligence that can simplify maintenance and troubleshooting.

“As reliance on technology continues to grow in critical facilities, equipment connectivity can help reduce maintenance costs and unplanned outages while increasing communications and equipment life,” said Joel Benzing, marketing manager, Meters and Relays, Eaton. “We designed Power Xpert Dashboard to enable rapid connectivity for new and existing switchgear assemblies, providing customers with the safety and intelligence needed to keep facility systems up and running.”

Eaton’s Power Xpert Dashboard allows users to monitor, diagnose and control switchgear devices from a safe location outside the arc flash boundary. A multi-touch interface provides intuitive access to elevation views and one-line diagrams of switchgear line-ups. This helps to decrease the amount of time spent configuring, troubleshooting and making costly repairs to distribution equipment.


Power Xpert Dashboard can also remotely aggregate device data from equipment, including electronic meters and trip units, relays, and diagnostic sensors. A wide range of protection and control features, such as power quality monitoring, transfer scheme control and arc flash incident energy level display, are available to help maintain electrical system reliability and safety.


To support preventative maintenance programs and decrease the time required to troubleshoot and repair electrical system problems, users can configure the dashboard for real-time remote notification. Onboard documentation is also integrated into the platform to provide rapid access to reference materials, including instruction books, drawings and coordination studies.

The Power Xpert Dashboard is factory configured and tested with new switchgear prior to shipment in order to speed connectivity and reduce installation costs.

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